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And Now Anna Supporter Cartoonist's Site Is Banned

And Now Anna Supporter Cartoonist's Site Is Banned
And Now Anna Supporter Cartoonist's Site Is Banned
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WSJ reports that Aseem Trivedi, a Kanpur-based cartoonist, who ran a website called  www.cartoonsagainstcorruption.com, is the latest victim of UPA's attempts to muzzle freespeech, particularly any dissent and criticism that seems to support the ob-going anti-corruption movement.

The site was suspended after a complaint to the Mumbai Crime Branch by a Mumbai-based advocate, R.P. Pandey. The complaint stated that “defamatory and derogatory cartoons” were displayed as posters during Mr. Hazare’s hunger strike in Mumbai last week. Noting that the posters were created by Mr. Trivedi and “are believed to be made at the instance of Shri Anna Hazare,” the complaint requested “strict legal action in the matter.” Soon after, Mr. Trivedi’s web portal was banned by “Big Rock,” which hosted his portal. Big Rock didn’t respond to a request for comment.

Mr Trivedi has now put up those cartoons at Google's blogspot.com, knowing Google's anti-censorship stance. The government would clearly find it more difficult to persuade Google to take off these cartoons unlike “Big Rock,” which hosted his now suspended site.

Read more at the WSJ and on the Facebook page of the site.

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